Daily Review August 8, 2008
Loyd Reece Trimmer, 73, of Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, died on August 19, 2008 at his home after an extended illness.
Reece was born in Towanda, Pennsylvania to Loyd Moreland and Elizabeth (Reece) Trimmer. The son of a high school principal, Reece grew up with a great love of the outdoors. He graduated from Williams College and Harvard Law School and moved to Chapel Hill, NC in 1969 with his wife Jane and their four children. Reece joined the Durham Police Department as their first Legal Advisor and spent the majority of his career at the North Carolina Justice Academy as a legal specialist. He finished his career as Legal Advisor to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. Reece was a recognized expert in the field of police law and used his expertise to raise the bar of legal training for law enforcement officers. Reece had a passion for teaching the law to police officers and was well known throughout the state for his vast legal knowledge and his willingness to help police agencies with legal issues.
Reece loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and was always in attendance at their school and sporting events. A steadfast Carolina fan, Reece enjoyed UNC-CH football, baseball and basketball. He never lost his love of the outdoors and was a proud member of the Quinlantown Hunting Camp in the Pennsylvania mountains.
Reece is survived by his beloved partner, Mary Ellen Houck; his four children, Elizabeth Trimmer McKinley of Chapel Hill, Davis Trimmer of Hillsborough, Julia Trimmer of Chapel Hill and Loyd Trimmer of Chapel Hill; his seven grandchildren, Patrick, Julia, and Thomas McKinley; Loyd, Matthew, Ethan and Joseph Trimmer; and his two step-grandsons, Matt and Todd Glidewell. His sister, Linda Fisher, lives in Towanda, Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held at the University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill on Monday, August 25th at 2:00 pm. Donations be made in memory of L. Reece Trimmer to the Towanda Public Library.